For some time now my research
efforts have been concentrated on the OSTRANDER family genealogy - mainly as it
relates to the OSTRANDER family in
I've decided to "publish"
the "collection" through this page and, in that fashion, share the
information I've gathered with other OSTRANDER family researchers.
While the newspaper sources are
mainly from Northern California, the people written about originated from all
parts of the
THE "COLLECTION" AND THE "BIG BOOK" –
In 1999, the Ostrander Family
Association published its seminal work, "Ostrander: A Genealogical Record
1660 - 1995," by Emmett and Vinton P. Ostrander (Ostrander, Corliss, Ed.,
Walsworth Publishing Co.,
It is my hope that the "collection" will help in this endeavor - and, further, that it might also assist OSTRANDER researchers to further their efforts - even if they don't have a copy of the book.
THE INDEX –
The Index contains the “Collection”, arranged in alphabetical order, by family name. The number assigned to each individual in the “Big Book”, is the same number that I’ve carried over to the Index. Where I found an unrecorded family member, I carried on that person’s family number to the Index. Where I found an individual that I could not identify, I assigned a “DK-“ number (meaning I Don’t Know who that person is or to which family he or she is connected). I did this just for identification purposes. If you can identify any of these “unidentified” people, please let me know so I can list them with the proper family and “bring them home”.
I’ve been working on the over-all “OSTRANDER PROJECT” for quite some time
now – finding and adding more individuals and families and trying to connect
“Unidentified” lines. The point here is
– visit the site often – see if I’ve added any of your particular Ostrander interests.
If you have a “brick wall” – and it
relates to Northern California – let
me know – maybe I can add yours to the “project list.”